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February 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEDT

Virtual Event |  

Law Squared

Pricing
Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Category
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has evolved beyond buzzwords, becoming a critical business mandate. For in-house lawyers, entrusted with the dual roles of strategic advisors and stewards of legal compliance, the imperative to align corporate practices with evolving ESG goals has never been greater – or more complex.

Movember: Making Decisions with Purpose 
With regulatory reform looming, witness the transformative power of ESG through the lens of global men’s health organisation, Movember. Here, ESG isn't a checkbox on a form; it's a compass steering ethical, responsible, and resilient business conduct.

Earn 1 CPD Point Over Lunch
Join us on Wednesday, 28 February 2024 at midday for a thought provoking 1-hour webcast. Our speakers include Movember’s Global General Counsel and Company Secretary - Cate Bennett, Zoe Mortimer, a UK-based EDI Advisor and Corporate + Commercial Lawyer, engaging in a riveting conversation with Law Squared’s Grace Beaumont.
 
Lunchtime learning highlights include:

  • The Global Legal Landscape: Gain a panoramic understanding of the global legal context for ESG.
  • Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Understand why well-being, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, labour practices, and human rights are at the core of comprehensive sustainability.
  • Change Looms: Stay ahead of the evolving ESG landscape and prepare for impending mandatory reporting in Australia.
  • ESG Pitfalls: Receive expert tips to address greenwashing, bluewashing, and other ESG risks.
  • Leadership in Compliance: Identify opportunities for legal teams to proactively shape ESG strategies, ensuring compliance while adding strategic value.

Go beyond compliance to unlock the true potential of ESG for your in-house legal team and business! 

Why Attend?

  • This lunchtime-friendly session offers not just 1-CPD point, but practical takeaways. After watching, viewers will:
  • Understand the drivers of ESG, challenges for implementing and opportunities for creating competitive advantage
  • Increase knowledge of regulatory environment governing ESG
  • Increase awareness of looming changes for ESG in Australia, including mandatory reporting
  • Leverage learnings from Movember’s ESG journey, including aligning with organisational purpose; and ESG decision making frameworks
  • Identify opportunities for legal to take a leadership role in delivering ESG outcomes
  • Obtain practical tips for avoiding ESG pitfalls

Speakers

Cate Bennett

Cate Bennett

Cate Bennett is the Global General Counsel and Company Secretary of Movember, a leading charity changing the face of men's health across the globe, with a focus on three of the biggest health issues affecting men today: mental health and suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. 

As a member of Movember’s Executive Leadership Team, Cate oversees Movember’s legal, governance, risk, privacy and compliance operations -  across more than 20 countries, and in support of over 1,300 health initiatives worldwide. In her role, Cate draws upon extensive experience in a variety of legal and commercial leadership roles across both the public and not-for-profit sectors.  

Cate is the Stanford Australia Foundation’s Not-for-Profit Leadership Scholarship winner for 2024 and has been previously been named Not-for-Profit Lawyer of the Year by the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia in both 2020 and 2022.
 

Zoe Mortimer

Zoe Mortimer, Law Squared

A Corporate and Commercial lawyer with over 10 years of experience, Zoe places strong emphasis on the importance of people within organisations. With a background in commercial, corporate, banking, and finance law, Zoe's more recent focus has been on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Combining legal practice with purpose, Zoe served as Head of Culture and ESG at a people intelligence company, leading culture reviews, EDI training, and investigations into discrimination. Before her EDI work, she practiced law in banking and capital markets, handling regulatory changes for global banks. Zoe is also a competitive swimmer training for the Masters’ Olympics and a qualified Personal Trainer.
 

Grace Beaumont

Grace Beaumont, Law Squared

Grace Beaumont is a dynamic member of Law Squared’s Corporate + Commercial team. With experience advising clients on a variety of corporate, commercial and strategic matters, Grace believes ESG considerations are not just a legal requirement but also a crucial aspect of fostering strong, long-term relationships with clients and helping them navigate the complex landscape of corporate responsibility. Her dedication to serving as an integral part of her clients' business operations naturally aligns with the principles of ESG, making it a key focus of her legal practice.

Notes

*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

* Please note that registrations are being managed by Law Squared. Please let ACC Australia know if you have not received your confirmation within 24 hours.

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Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive & Procedural Law

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